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Thomas Kehrbaum

Mr Tom Kehrbaum, M.A.
Headquarters, IG Metall / Department of Trade Union Education

Tom Kehrbaum works for the Executive Board of the German metal trade union IG Metall in the department of trade union education. He had worked as a mechanic in the industry and during that period he began to engage with trade unions.

He studied history of constitution, labor law and social policy at the “European academy of work” in the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and vocational education and philosophy at the Technical University in Darmstadt. Research projects took him to Sao Paulo/Brazil and Berkeley/USA.

He has published in the fields of technical and social innovations and interdisciplinary and transnational social processes in working life in European and global projects. In 2012 he was Fellow-in-residence at the college Friedrich Nietzsche in Weimar/Germany and worked on transnational education in Europe, which should contribute to a European polity (www.quali2move.eu).


More information and a list of publications: www.innovationsdemokratie.de.


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